Round Face Shape
"Styling Tricks that Flatter Your Round Face Shape"
Famous Round Face Shapes: From left to right: Kristen Kreuk, Kirsten Dunst, Catherine Zeta-Jones... and Cameron Diaz, Ginnifer Goodwin, Christina Ricci, Mila Kunis, Julia Stiles, Michelle Williams, Adriana Lima
If you have a Round Face Shape then you've most likely been mistaken to be younger than you are! Many women with this facial shape are often young-looking because of their rounded and soft "baby face". It can be frustrating if you want to be taken seriously but an absolute positive feat if you want to slow down the clock!
How Do You Know If Your Face Shape is Round?Your face shape exudes the natural beauty and vitality of youth, and considered to be an attractive trait because of its healthy look.
Here are the typical characteristics of a Round face shape:
However, if you have all of the characteristics above but your jawline seems to be square then you might have Square Face Shape.
And despite having a slim and pointy chin when you smile, if its soft and rounded when your face is relaxed, you're still a Round!
Be Open to a Secondary (or even a third) Face Shape
You may not be an exact Round so you probably have a secondary facial shape. It depends on your features. If you pay attention to the proportions and bone structure of your face, you'll know what needs to be visually widened and trimmed down.
If the line from your cheekbones to your jawline appears straight then you might want to follow some of the guidelines for Squares. Or if your jawline appears full and heavy I suggest that you also look at the tips for Triangular Face Shape.
How to Style Your Round Face ShapeDespite your innocent and youthful appearance you might feel as though your round facial shape takes away from your look and nice facial features. Usually this "full" look can distract the eye from beautiful eyes and a nice nose.
Note: Did you know that many models have a round face and usually accentuate it to maintain their uniqueness on the catwalk and on photos?
Your goal is to slim down your face shape and add more definition to it, which can help bring out those features. This means working on the widest and fullest parts of your face which are your cheekbones and chin. Adding length will also help making your face look slimmer and longer.
The best ways to make your face shape look more oval is to select hairstyles and jewelry that:
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Let's take a closer look at the strategies to styling and flattering your Round face shape!
Your Best HairstylesSome of your best hairstyles:
Also, gentle waves and wispy ends deflect the roundness of the shape, so a natural wavy look is one of your best hair styles.
Avoid the very straight or very curly hair as it can accentuate the roundness. And never let the ends of the hair fall directly onto your jawline as it emphasizes your round face. If you have bangs let it slightly skim past your cheekbones.
Your Best Sunglasses & EyewearSince your goal is to make the face look longer and thinner, your most flattering choice would be frames with straight lines but with slightly rounded corners and that are slightly wider than the broadest part of the face to make your face look trimmer and smaller in comparison.
Also, sunglasses should reflect the scale of your face - so if you have a wide/big face, look for oversized glasses. And vice versa for petite round faces. Also, de-emphasize the roundness by adding definition with angular but soft frame styles (eg. Rectangular with rounded corners). High temple glasses will also help elongate your face.
Your Best JewelryLong, slimming and somewhat angular jewelry are your best investments. That includes oval and pointy earrings and pendants - so avoid the super chunky and horizontal ones.
Earrings should extend past your chin to draw attention to the neck and elongate it - anything above that will emphasize the roundness. However, simple studs like pearl and crystal stud earrings that are average in size (does not extend past the bottom of your ear flip) are universally flattering on all face shapes (and are your jewelry essentials too!)
Also, large earrings (eg. Large hoops) will give an impression that your wide face is smaller and thinner. Just make sure they extend past your jawline.
The Fashion Costume Jewelry-guide has more advice and suggestions.
More Tips for Your Round Face Shape
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